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Friday, November 16

Toronto Lit Up: Jenny Yuen

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Type Books
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Jenny Yuen

Award-winning reporter Jenny Yuen is launching her new book, Polyamorous, through Toronto Lit Up. Join Dundurn Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the book’s release!

nov-16-2018-yuen-jenny-polyamorous-bookcover“The heart is not like a box that gets filled up, but expands in size the more you love.”

Enlightened words you wouldn’t expect to hear from the computer in the movie Her, but it also rings true for humans. More people than ever are exploring the possibility of opening up their relationships — and not only that, they are fighting for their legal rights to love however and whomever they choose.

In Polyamorous, reporter Jenny Yuen digs into why open relationships are such a hot topic, why they’re becoming more normalized, and how relationships with multiple partners can be a practical alternative to monogamy and an intriguing expedition through uncharted emotional territory. Couples are clearing a path for “throuples,” “quads,” and “relationship anarchists” who navigate through jealousy and reach a place of “compersion” — feeling joy because your partner feels joy with another — as pairing off is no longer the default option for many. For some, polyamory is just a part of who they are.

Poly is love. Infinite.

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Thursday, November 29

Toronto Lit Up: A.G. Pasquella

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Tranzac Club
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: A.G. Pasquella

Join Dundurn Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of A.G. Pasquella‘s latest novel, Yard Dog.

nov-29-2018-pasquella-a-g-yard-dog-bookcoverHonourable ex-con Jack Palace struggles to repay an unstable criminal who saved his life.

What does a man do when he gets out of jail? Jack Palace hits the streets, plunging back into a violent world of crime and corruption. Jack wants out, but first he must repay his debt to Tommy, the man who saved his life in prison. Tommy’s dad, an old school mob boss, is on his deathbed, and Tommy wants to take over the old man’s rackets. Jack and his new girlfriend, Suzanne, are soon caught in the middle of a mob war. Now Jack must fight to defend the people he loves from the man he has sworn to protect while he tries to get out of the criminal life alive.

 

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

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